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You will need a dentist you can trust to keep your smile on track through every stage of life and to help you restore your teeth and gums following any setbacks that you experince along the way. We have found that nothing will be more upsetting to a patient than living without a complete set of teeth. In the modern era of dentistry, dental implants have become the gold standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth in adult patients. Today’s dental implants are incredibly strong, durable, and lifelike. With the right amount of care, the implants we deliver should last a lifetime. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then give us a call at 214-360-7261 to request your consultation with Dr. Cary A. Shatto at American Family Dental in Dallas, TX. You won’t regret it!

The Healing Path Begins Here

When you are struggling through daily existence in the wake of tooth loss as an adult , you will surely be motivated to find a way to reclaim your quality of life. It’s true that bridges and full and partial dentures are still used today, but dental implants have made an enormous change in how those restorations are secured.

What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a small screw, usually made of titanium or a titanium alloy, that’s inserted into the bone where a tooth has gone missing. The bone fuses to the implant and holds it just as securely as your natural tooth root. In fact, implants function as replacement tooth roots, transferring the pressure of chewing to the bone and keeping it strong and healthy.

An abutment attaches to the implant, and the restoration is attached to the abutment. The result is a replacement tooth (with a single implant) or teeth (with several implants) that function, look, and feel just like your natural teeth. 

Will Implants Work For You?

There’s only one way to find out if implants are the right restorative solution for their particular set of circumstances. Many patients are great candidates for dental implants, but there are some important things to consider. The most important is the strength and thickness of the underlying bone that will support the implants. 

Some other conditions, such as gum disease, may need to be handled before implants can be placed. Still, one way or another, we’ll get you smiling big again.

A dental implant procedure can replace anywhere from one tooth to a whole mouthful of teeth. Dr. Shatto will both place and restore implants in our office for less complicated cases like a single tooth implant. For more complex procedures such as full-mouth dental implants, he’ll refer you to a local oral surgeon for implant placement and then restore the implants in our office. 

Call To Take Back Your Life

When you trust your restorative work to us, Dr. Shatto will conduct a thorough examination and take detailed images to assess the condition of your jaw bone, and then he’ll make suggestions for treatment. To get started now, call American Family Dental in Dallas, TX at 214-360-7261 or fill out our online form to schedule your initial appointment.

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